Metallurgy, Corrosion and Prevention of Failures

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Metallurgy, Corrosion and Prevention of Failures

The course utilises a mixture of lectures and workshops to introduce metallurgical theory, metal properties and testing techniques, and more

By HOT Engineering - A Member of the HOT Energy Group

When and where


Vienna To Be Announced 1150 Vienna Austria

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About this event

  • 3 days
  • Mobile eTicket


The course utilises a mixture of lectures and workshops to introduce metallurgical theory, metal properties and testing techniques, corrosion, metal failure and preventative actions.

Specific studies will be carried out on component failure in the oil industry. Additionally alloy systems used in the oil industry will be examined in greater depth. Reference will be made to specifications used in the oil industry.

Course Level: Foundation

Course Location: Vienna, Austria


  • A Materials Engineer
  • A Maintenance Engineer
  • A Production Engineer
  • A Design Engineer


  • Some samples showing failure modes will be shown
  • Video content, workshops and case studies will be used to reinforce the subject matter
  • Comprehensive lecture notes are provided


By the end of this course, you will feel confident in your understanding of:

  • Basic metallurgical theory
  • A knowledge of some alloys frequently used in the oil industry
  • Corrosion theory and corrosion problems in the oil industry
  • Failure mechanisms
  • Types of failure in the oil industry


Introduction to Metallurgy

  • What is Metallurgy?
  • Crystal structures and their importance
  • Phase diagrams and phases in metals
  • Properties of metals
  • - Mechanical and physical properties
  • - Introduction to mechanical testing techniques
  • Heat treatment theory and practice
  • Introduction to some alloys frequently used in the oil industry
  • Steels, Stainless Steels and Nickel Alloys


  • Corrosion theory
  • Types of corrosion
  • - General corrosion
  • - Galvanic corrosion
  • - Pitting
  • - Crevice corrosion
  • - Stress corrosion cracking
  • - Hydrogen Sulphide and Carbon Dioxide
  • Corrosion Prevention
  • API specifications and corrosion

Modes of failure and failure prevention

  • Tensile failure
  • Ductile failure
  • Brittle failure
  • Ductile brittle transition
  • Fracture toughness
  • Fatigue
  • Creep
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Liquid metal embrittlement
  • Metal dusting
  • Wear Mechanisms
  • - Galling
  • - Fretting
  • - Erosion
  • - Cavitation

Workshop - Examples of failure mechanisms in the oil industry

  • Gas turbines
  • Pumps
  • Pump Seals
  • Valves
  • Pipelines
  • Gears
  • Bearings

About the organiser

The HOT Energy Group (HOT) is a technology driven, multidisciplinary and independent organisation serving the energy industry in its pursuit of recovery and field operations optimisation.

We are a multi-award winning training provider of upstream oil and gas training solutions, and we pride ourselves in delivering excellence with each and every course session: Quality is always at the core of what we do.

Our training portfolio covers all stages of the E&P value chain. Our top-notch oil and gas courses, developed and taught exclusively by true experts, have been valued by the industry for over 30 years. The training sessions equip our clients with powerful skills to remain competitive in an increasingly complex petroleum industry.

We accelerate careers and empower people, striving to achieve the best possible results.